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``mike: `` `` `` emergency. `` big cities and `` airports shutting `` down, bracing for a `` historic blizzard. `` now hours from bearing `` a huge part of the `` country. `` plus the ripple `` effect nationwide. `` al roker has the `` latest forecast. `` exploding air `` bags. `` breaking news as the `` biggest recall in `` history gets bigger. `` dangerous airbags `` linked to another `` death. `` millions on the `` recall. `` is your car on the `` list. `` trump.
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top conservatived get `` `` `` anything change his `` path to the victory. `` and changing the `` oscars. `` sweeping new rules `` just announced. `` but will the moves be `` enough to tamp down a `` fur fuhrer over the `` night. `` `` right now. `` `` the early hours of `` what may be a historic `` snowstorm. `` winter weather `` warnings stretch from `` the south up through `` new york. `` snow has been falling `` for several hours in `` the washington, d.c. `` area which could see `` two feet before it is `` over. `` a live look at white `` house. `` the snow falling `` there. `` philadelphia, `` baltimore and new york `` also in the path with `` blizzard conditions `` expected. `` officials are warning `` of coastal flooding `` and power outages. `` airlines have canceled `` some 6,000 flights
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going into the `` weekend. `` that is impacting `` travelers across the `` country. `` our team is in place `` with the very latest. `` let's begin with `` miguel almaguer in `` washington, d.c. `` good evening. `` >> reporter: lester, `` good evening. `` the steady snow is `` here in washington, `` d.c. `` some of the city's `` most recognizable `` landmarks may be `` difficult to make out `` in a few hours. `` it is getting sloppy. `` the snow is starting `` to blow sideways. `` it could reach gusts `` up to 50 miles per `` hour. `` tonight many are off `` the streets and `` hunkered down as we `` face a major threat. `` >> reporter: tonight `` this deadly winter `` wallop is showing `` little mercy. `` blinding snow and `` paralyzing ize and `` widespread power `` outages crippling 20 `` states. `` nashville, tennessee, `` going nowhere fast. `` more than 200 `` collisions in six `` hours. `` only getting worse. `` one in every four `` americans facing this `` brutal blast, it is a `` whiteout in kentucky. `` and for many a `` blackout at home. `` tens of thousands in a `` deep freeze without
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electricity or heat. `` with trees crashing `` into homes, cars are `` sliding into each `` other. `` freeways are `` stand-still, others a `` ghost town. `` it is a state of `` `` washington, d.c. `` inside of the war `` room, calls for help `` `` the blizzard could be `` `` `` >> reporter: `` `` hockey games `` postponed. `` the national guard `` loading humvees and `` first responders ready `` to roll. `` >> we need to make `` sure we could get to `` the scene. `` >> reporter: with gas `` pumps empty, store `` shelves are bare. `` >> we have gone `` shopping three times. `` >> reporter: tonight `` this monster storm, a `` thousand miles wide, `` is bringing travel to `` a stand-still. `` in chicago a plane `` skidded off an icy `` runway. `` thousands of canceled `` flights. `` tonight new york is `` bracing, philly `` expecting more than a `` foot of snow. `` d.c., two. ``
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lead to near zero `` visibility and cause `` trees to fall and `` overhead power lines. `` >> reporter: governor `` chris christie off the `` campaign trail and now `` returning home. `` mandatory evacuations `` tonight along the `` jersey shore. `` still reeling from `` superstorm sandy and `` now facing beach `` erosion. `` >> nobody wants to be `` in waist deep freezing `` cold water in the `` middle of 50 `` mile-per-hour wind `` gusts and blizzard `` whiteout conditions. `` >> another relentless `` punch. `` >> reporter: overnight `` d.c. will stay in the `` bull's eye. `` they are calling the `` decision that could `` develop here, quote, `` life-threatening. `` they could begin to `` dig out on sunday. `` the big question, `` lester, what will `` happen between now and `` then. `` >> miguel, thanks. `` al roker is here. `` this seems to be `` tracking the forecast. `` >> it absolutely is. `` the worst is yet to `` come. `` we are watching the `` snow encroach on to `` new jersey, stretching `` back to memphis, `` tennessee. `` here is what we see as `` far as the ``
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`` `` for baltimore and `` `` `` 18 to 26 inches of `` snow. `` `` even three feet. `` this snow will last `` into tomorrow. `` winds will start `` gusting at 50 miles `` per hour. `` snow could be falling `` `` `` hour. `` `` jersey and western `` `` `` `` miles per hour. `` snow upwards of `` new york city, we're `` going to stay with `` about six to 12 inches `` of snow. `` the snow will start `` early tomorrow `` morning. `` but we'll start to see `` those gusts pick up to `` about 55 miles per `` hour. `` and the winds will `` going to be a big `` problem, lester. `` we're going to be `` looking at gale-force `` winds that push water `` up against, so we look `` for beach erosion and `` coastal flooding and a `` lot of power lines `` coming down as well. `` >> al, you'll be on `` the "today" show `` tomorrow morning with `` the latest. `` we'll look for that. `` this is really ``
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`` travel nightmare this `` storm is creating. `` it is beginning to `` paralyze air travel `` along the east coast `` with a ripple skt `` across the country. `` airports in several `` major cities inside `` and outside of the `` `` canceled flights for `` tomorrow, including `` `` `` `` `` on the roads. `` and on the rails. `` you just can't get `` `` some of the nation's `` brought to a `` stand-still with a `` ripple effect. `` richard and linda `` struggling to get to `` san francisco. `` >> trying to get out `` of town before the `` snowstorm. `` this is our third `` flight change since we `` started. `` >> reporter: flight `` aware reports more `` than 3000 flights `` canceled in more than `` 6,000 delayed so far. `` over dulles outside of `` washington, flights `` `` for clear runways for `` by day's end, no `` flights in or out of
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national, philadelphia `` and charlotte through `` `` school basketball team stuck in atlanta. `` >> our flight got `` canceled while we were `` on it. `` and we had to get back `` off it and now we've `` been waiting here `` since about 10:00, `` 11:00. `` >> reporter: but `` nobody wants to get `` caught driving in a `` blizzard. virginia state police `` alone have taken more `` than a thousand calls `` reporting accidents in `` disabled cars. `` greyhound and other `` bus liners canceling `` routes. `` and amtrak is up and `` running but already `` modifying schedules. `` >> trains are able to `` operate through severe `` conditions. `` other pieces of `` infrastructure, dated `` infrastructure like we `` have here on the `` northeast corridor `` could be vulnerable. `` >> reporter: best `` travel advice -- `` don't. `` >> if you are planning `` to fly tomorrow, your `` flight has been `` canceled and please do `` not come to the `` airport. `` >> reporter: and the `` terminals are emptying `` behind me.
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the last flights out `` as the travel `` nightmare affecting `` airports as far away `` as california. `` travel not expected to `` be back to normal `` until the middle of `` next week. `` lester. `` >> jacob. `` as we said, this is `` far-reaching. `` >> the mid-atlantic `` and northeast are `` batting snow. `` parts of the south are `` struggling with `` dangerous icy `` conditions. `` gabe gutierrez has `` more on that from `` charlotte, north `` carolina, in the `` region that took the `` first punch from this `` massive storm. `` >> reporter: in the `` south tonight, a `` `` from tennessee to the `` `` `` sleet and freezing `` rain. `` >> the brakes locked `` `` `` `` catching fire. `` `` engine after caught in `` a snowdrift. `` here in charlotte, the `` storm started after `` `` `` `` command center, all `` hands on deck after at `` `` weather-related deaths in north carolina
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statewide, more than a `` thousand crashes. `` >> anything over a `` quarter of an inch `` could be devastating `` not only to our `` interstates or `` roadways, but also to `` our power grid as `` well. `` >> reporter: ron far `` is among those rushing `` to respond to the `` mounting accidents. `` >> how has today been? `` >> nonstop. `` >> reporter: `` throughout the day the `` wintry mix piled up. `` take a look through `` the air. `` this is sleet right `` now. `` but the ice is most `` dangerous. `` not just on the roads `` but toppling trees, `` cutting off power to `` thousands. `` the state of emergency `` coming at a crucial `` time. `` the carolina panthers `` shoveling snow off the `` field before practice `` today. `` the nfc championship `` game still set for `` sunday here. `` but a major pep rally `` for the team canceled. `` >> i think everybody `` seemed kind of `` panicked and kind of `` nervous about it. `` >> stay off the roads, `` if you don't need to `` be on the roads and `` spend some time with `` your family. `` >> reporter: tonight `` charlotte is on ice. ``
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thankful many heeded `` the warnings and `` stayed home. `` gabe gutierrez, nbc `` news, charlotte. `` news about the `` largest recall of all `` time getting even `` bigger. `` millions of vehicles `` being driven on roads `` with airbags that `` could potentially `` explode violently. `` there is word of `` another death linked `` to these japanese made `` takata airbags found `` in vehicles of more `` than a dozen `` automakers. `` anne thompson with new `` details every driver `` should know. `` >> reporter: tonight's `` recall affected `` domestic and foreign `` automakers. `` 5 million more `` vehicles with the `` potentially defective `` takata airbags. `` the manufacturers `` impacted, audi, bmw, `` daimler, ford, honda, `` mazda, mercedes, saab `` and volkswagen. `` what we don't know is `` what models are `` recalled. `` the action by nhtsa, `` the national highway `` traffic safety `` administration comes `` after joel knight's `` death last month. `` the 52-year-old father ``
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side airbag in his `` 2006 ford ranger `` exploded in a crash. `` a death one safety `` advocate said was `` preventible. `` >> this inflater had `` been recalled in 61 `` other countries by `` other manufacturers. `` ford, nhtsa and takata `` knew this had `` problems. `` >> reporter: the `` government said `` thousands of tests `` were run on that `` inflater and it never `` failed. `` takata said it is `` cooperating fully with `` regulators and ford `` states if we find an `` issue with our `` vehicles, we take `` prompt action to `` safety. `` `` `` `` `` others have inflators that did rupture `` during testing. `` this a massive safety crisis and said it is using all tools to `` `` `` `` lives, ten worldwide. `` `` `` `` died and around dozen more have been
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sickened by an `` outbreak of listeria `` linked to package `` salads made at a dole `` processs facility in `` ohio. `` that facility has been `` shut down. `` the salads were sold `` under dole, fresh `` selection and simple `` truth. `` we put more `` information on our `` website. `` to politics now. `` just ten days until `` the first votes are `` cast in iowa and both `` parties struggling `` with fierce internal `` divisions. `` hillary clinton trying `` to blunt bernie `` sanders momentum and `` conservatives is `` banning together in `` dramatic fashion to `` try to do something, `` anything, to stop `` trump. `` we've got it all `` covered starting with `` nbc's katy tur. `` >> reporter: in the `` span of an hour and a `` half, the republican `` party showed just how `` tense 2016 has become. `` 10:00 p.m. on thursday `` night, influential `` conservative magazine `` the national review `` goes live online with `` its against trump `` issue. `` a scathing editorial, `` accompanied by 22 `` articles from these `` leading conservative ``
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bashing the `` billionaire. `` like clock work trump `` fired back with his `` usual put-downs. `` and by 11:37, the `` national review was `` out of the houston `` republican debate. `` disinvited by the rnc. `` >> you can't have a `` debate partner come `` out for or against any `` particular candidate. `` >> reporter: david `` bowes wrote one of the `` editorial. `` >> he is a `` philosophically `` unlured political `` opportunist with `` tendencies toward `` strong man ideas. `` >> reporter: facing `` the real prospect of a `` ted cruz nomination `` the establishment has `` warmed to trump. `` the move earning its `` own nickname. `` abc, anything but cruz `` strategy. `` and while trump is `` leading in nearly `` every poll, there are `` those who see his `` major asset, that tell `` it like it is, don't `` get in my way rhetoric `` as a major weakness. `` >> i think it is `` pig-headed. `` he is kind of -- he `` has his own style. `` >> reporter: take `` twitter, where today
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trump re-tweeted `` someone who claims to `` live in jew america. `` links to the holocaust `` and has the user name `` white genocide. `` katy tur, nbc news, `` new york. `` i'm casey hunt `` covering the sanders' `` campaign. `` bernie sanders has `` gone from way behind `` to on fire. `` taking on hillary `` clinton today in new `` hampshire. `` >> i want to say a `` word on an issue that `` secretary clinton and `` i disagree on. `` and that is the `` incredible power of `` wall street. `` >> reporter: the `` attack has clinton `` pushing back again, `` telling the des point `` register she doesn't `` regret taking hundreds `` of thousands of `` dollars for paid `` speeches to wall `` street banks. `` >> no, i don't. `` i don't. `` anybody who thinks `` they could buy me, `` doesn't know me. `` >> reporter: sanders `` script has put him `` within striking `` distance of clinton in `` iowa and into the lead `` in new hampshire. `` >> your friends in the `` media would have told `` you nine months ago i `` was a fringe `` candidate, not a `` serious candidate. ``
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`` chief defender. `` last night in las `` vegas. `` >> this other guy is `` madder than she is and `` that feels authentic. `` >> reporter: that `` feels of authenticity `` drawing young voters `` to sanders. `` >> i think hillary `` does what we want her `` to say where burny is `` more honest. `` >> his campaign today `` releasing a new video `` to help get them to `` the poll. `` >> this is my first `` time voting. `` i'm not a registered `` voter. `` >> reporter: sanders `` still facing an uphill `` bat until iowa and `` beyond. `` against a fierce `` competitor who has `` been through this once `` before. `` casey hunt, nbc news, `` washington. `` now to a `` developing story out `` of canada where a `` school shooting has `` left at least five `` people dead and two `` others critically `` injured. `` a suspect is in `` custody but no w `` yet on the person's `` identity or the `` identities of the `` victims. `` the school serves `` grades 7 through 12 in `` a small town in `` saskatchewan. `` still ahead, `` change coming to the ``
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extraordinarily painful, i hear you. make sure your doctor hears you too! i hear you because i was there when my dad suffered with diabetic nerve pain. if you have diabetes and burning, shooting pain don't suffer in silence! t step on up and ask your doctor about diabetic nerve pain. tell 'em cedric sent you. `` before we go, we `` want to check in with `` al roker one more `` time. `` the latest forecast in `` this blizzard of 2016. `` what will you be `` watching overnight as `` this develops? `` >> not just the snow. `` but we are talking `` about the winds. `` they are going to `` cause big problems. ``
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memphis to south of `` new york city. `` and as far as at `` cumulations are `` concerned, washington, `` baltimore, looks to be `` the big winner if you `` look at it that way. `` 18 to 26 inches, some `` areas could pick up to `` three feet of snow. `` philadelphia, new `` jersey, surrounding `` areas picking up about `` 12 to 18. `` new york city looking `` generally at about six `` to 12 inches. `` now we're also `` watching the winds. `` they are going to `` start to develop as we `` get into late tonight, `` early tomorrow. `` wind speeds of over `` 50, 60 miles per hour, `` blowing and drifting `` snow causing bad `` visibility. `` and so we have coastal `` flood threats for `` beach erosion, beach `` flooding. `` a real mess, lester. `` this thing will end `` quickly, by sunday, it `` will start to have `` effects on into next `` week. `` >> al, thanks. `` and more on the late `` local news and al will `` have more tomorrow `` morning on "today." `` that will do it `` for us on this friday `` night. `` i'm lester holt, for `` all of us at nbc news, ``
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